Articles for the theme Attractions and Excursions in Niigata

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Bandai Asahi National Park

Located in the Tohoku region in the north of Japan's main island and stretching all around Mount Bandai, Bandai Asahi National Park will delight nature lovers. And this, in all seasons!

Le train Kairi

Kairi, the gourmet train

"The important thing is not the destination, but the trip itself".

 Tanada dans la région de Kubota

Oku-Aizu Valley

Okuaizu is located in the southwest of Fukushima prefecture, bordering those of Niigata, Gunma and Tochigi.

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Aizu Region Guide

The westernmost region of Fukushima is Aizu. It is mountainous and it features large lakes, making for an impressive landscape and stunning scenery.

Île de Sado

Trekking on Sadogashima Island

From its magnificent coasts to its mountain ranges, from its rice terraces to its primitive forests, from its villages swept by the sea winds to its ancestral temples, the island of Sado, Sadogashi

Goshiki, the 5 ponds of Mount Bandai

A stone's throw from Mount Bandai is a natural hiking trail around the 5 Goshiki lakes. About 3.6 km long, it meanders between several marshes with changing colors. A feast for the eyes.


The village of Kitashiobara

300 kilometers north of Tokyo, the village of Kitashiobara is nestled in the hollow of the mountains.

Coucher de soleil sur le port de Ryôtsu




Iide Village

Located at the source of the Mogami River in southwestern Yamagata Prefecture, the village of Iide has a population of just under 8,000.

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Yunohira Onsen Shibata Niigata

Yunohira Onsen, in Shibata, Niigata Prefecture, is a very remote hot spring reached by a long (and hazardous) hiking trail.

Itoigawa Guide

Itoigawa in Niigata Prefecture known for its geological heritage and plentiful jade, where the Northern Japan Alps meet the Sea of Japan.

Sakihana Onsen

Sakihana Onsen: read a guide to Sakihana Onsen in Niigata Prefecture known for its cherry blossom and excellent ryokan accommodation and cuisine.

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Shukunegi Sado

Shukunegi Sado: read a guide to Shukunegi Village on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture famous for its ship-building.

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Sado Gold Mine

Sado Kinzan: read a guide to the Sado Gold Mine and Museum in Aikawa, Sado-ga-shima with tours of the Edo & Meiji Period mine shafts.

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Ponshu-kan Echigo-Yuzawa Station

Ponshu-kan is a unique Japanese sake experience at Echigo-Yuzawa Station in Niigata Prefecture.